How an NDIS Dietitian can support participants
As an inclusive nutrition clinic, we take great pride in delivering accessible and considerate food and nutrition services to those living with a disability.
If you are wondering what Dietitian support might look for people living with Disabilities, we would love to share this information with you as this is an area we are passionate about at Glow.
We believe that people of all abilities deserve access to nutrition care that considers not only their physical health, but also their emotional, social and mental health. With an emphasis on skill-building and nutrition awareness, our NDIS Dietitians aim to help their clients work towards their wellbeing goals with a client-centred approach.
Nutritional needs that your NDIS Dietitian can support you with:
- General Nutrition
- Enteral Nutrition (Tube Feeding)
- Medical Nutrition Therapy
- Cardiovascular Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Gastrointestinal Conditions
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Motor Neuron Disease
- Weight Fluctuations
- Low Body Weight
- Poor Appetite
- Poor Dietary Variety
- Wound Healing
- Skin Integrity
- Eating Disorders
- Fussy Eating
- Binge Eating
- Food anxiety
Support strategies that your NDIS Dietitian can provide:
- Grocery List Planning
- Food Budget Planning
- Meal Guide Creation
- Cooking Lessons
- Supermarket Tours
- Recipe Planning
- Menu Development
- Pictorial Resources
- Mealtime Management Plans
- Family and Support Worker Education Sessions
- Team Meeting Presentations
- Café and Restaurant Ordering Assistance
- Nutrition Supplement Guidance, including ordering assistance.
- Enteral Nutrition Guidance (Tube Feeding), including ordering assistance for feeding pumps, feeding sets and formula
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Just a few examples of our recent activities with clients:
- Worked with a participant who has memory challenges to develop a visual meal schedule to help her practice eating more regularly
- Helped a participant find recipes that suit her feeding preferences and specific food intolerances to help expand the variety in her diet
- Helped advised clients with limited mobility about the ways food and body positioning can impact bowel movements
- Have assisted a client and his mother to try and increase dietary variety by shadowing them while they do grocery shopping, and offering food suggestions
- Have assisted clients with restoring weight and improve their nutritional status after experiencing unintentional weight loss.
- Have attended case conferences and team meetings to work collaboratively with other Health Professionals and support team to achieve client centred goals
Learn more about our NDIS Dietitians here.
If you think that you or someone you know could benefit from support with an NDIS Dietitian, please reach out to us by completing a referral form here, or calling us on 0499 888 801.
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